Really? They made you feel like a hideously failed loser?
I didn't have that experience at all. They kept telling me that I was one of the most able beings in the universe, an elite power big being---one of the top one-hundred-thousandths of the top one-percent of all able beings.
We mustn't forget about INVALIDATION too!
example: "Thank you so much for coming into our church today. We just scored your OCA test and unfortunately you are a very badly degraded being who has committed so many overts and evil acts that you lost all your Godlike powers. Now, we don't want...
. . .you claim, Dr. Hubbard, that your science never "evaluates" for
another person. Yet when I went in under-cover and got a tech
estimate, your people evaluated that I was a trillion year old degraded
being who had lost all my magical powers due to the evil...
A couple years ago I was chatting with the owner of a store I sometimes shop in and there were a couple other customers (who I didn't know) also in the mix. A few moments later the owner had to go back in the store and i was left with one of their customers---who I noticed had a couple...
A friend of mind (Don) gave permission to reprint one of his quotes that explains what he calls "THE PC PREDICAMENT":
"It's not a dormant BT that is ruining a Scientologist's
life. It's a dormant PC (themselves)." - L. Don Hubbard
I tend to agree with everything you said, with one exception.
In my experience with self and others, it seems rather obvious that it is the QUANTITY not the QUALITY of the exposed Scientology/Hubbard lies and crimes and hypocrisy that allows a person to escape the cult. That's what I meant...
After leaving the cult, I realized that people in a comedy club are laughing like mad--which means that if they were on an e-meter they would be evidencing massive "blowdowns" and "F/N"s. Such meter phenomena scientifically confirmed that they were "blowing charge" and getting massive "case...
LOL, yeah at best psychs can only achieve a very temporary KEY OUT of charge. Thus their patients have to keep going back week after week.
By contrast, we as professional auditors are routinely able to achieve FULL & PERMANENT ERASURE of charge! Whatever we are helping our PCs handle in a...
Sure, people do leave gradually, that's what I've observed as well.
I am not sure that there is best way to help someone escape the cult. I think of it like a giant hardware store, I just go in and get the tool that fits.
From what I can tell, there are as many reasons people LEAVE the cult of Scientology as there are reasons they JOINED the cult in the first place.
However, I would venture and educated guess that 98% of the people that got sucked into the hoax did so because they didn't...